View Full Version : For Anyone with a "Critique My Diet" Question...

05-28-2015, 08:15 AM
They're becoming more and more frequent in here, so this feels appropriate.

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Please send any reps to the OP in that thread.

Please stop wasting both our time and your own by posting something that looks like this:

Hey guys. How does my diet look?

Meal 1 - Oats and egg whites
Meal 2 - Protein shake
Meal 3 - Chicken breast, rice and broccoli
Meal 4 - Protein shake
Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broccoli 
Meal 6 - Protein shake and peanut butter

These kind of posts are an exercise in futility for a number of reasons. Whenever I see posts like this I immediately hit the back button on my browser without a moment of hesitation and I doubt I'm alone in my complete apathy for stuff like this. I mean this hypothetical jabronie didn't even post the quantities of what he's eating! It sounds unbelievable but I see posts like this every single day.

Here's a couple tips if you really want some help with your diet:

1. Post Macros, Not Foods
We don't care what you eat. We're going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume your diet is mostly comprised of nutritious whole foods. We want to know how many calories you plan on eating. We also want to know the macronutrient breakdown of said caloric intake: Protein, fat, and carbs. Everything else is irrelevant. We don't care how many meals you plan on eating either. Also, save us some time by actually listing out your meal plan. Do you really plan on eating the exact same things in the exact same order for the duration of your cut/bulk, Mr. Practical? If you really believe that then you're in for a rude awakening my friend. 

2. Tell Us Your Goals
In order to get honest feedback about your diet then it's imperative you make it clear what you're trying to do. In addition you need to give us your height, weight, and at least a rough estimation of your body fat. If we don't know the amount of LBM you're holding it's essentially impossible to tell you whether your approach will be effective or not. If you want some bonus points give us an idea or your activity level and general metabolic efficiency. 

That's it - Pretty simple right? Take heed and you'll most likely get some helpful feedback. There's plenty of intelligent and generous folks on here more than willing to lend a hand, but you kids gotta' make it just a little bit easier on us.